Friday, 15 October 2021

Authors Wanted

Calling All Budding Authors

The Club has recently been contacted by Alison Brown, at Crowood Press, looking for potential new authors of books on modelling.

She says:

" I am contacting you from The Crowood Press - a specialist independent publisher for the hobbies and interests markets. Please look at the range and quality of titles we publish at www.crowood.com

 We have recently published a book on building static models - Modelling Naval Ships in Small Scales by Mike McCabe - and the response to this has been so positive that we are looking to expand further into the hobby of model ships, with possible titles covering building scale model sailing ships and/or yachts (both static and working, and from kits and/or scratch built), building scale model tug boats (both static and working, and from kits and/or scratch built), building warships (from kits and/or scratch built), although we will consider other titles.

 The target audience for the books would be someone new to the hobby, with additional tips and advice that would be useful for someone with more experience.

 I wonder if any of any of your members might potentially be interested in writing for us? Or perhaps you know of others who may be interested? Or if you have suggestions how we should approach these books, or for other potential books, I would be very happy to hear from them."

If any member in interested in this opportunity, please contact Alison, by Email:

enquiries@crowood.com


Saturday, 9 October 2021

Good Sailing Weather

 Good Sailing Weather !!

A week last Thursday, the sailing boys were out on the lake in rather windy conditions - very good sailing weather.

The rescue boat was out, and Peter Lee has sent us a video of one of the races. One yacht was impersonating a submarine, at times.

The video file is too big to load directly on to the blog,  but you can watch it via OneDrive  by clicking here.



Sunday, 26 September 2021

Plans Wanted

 Plans Wanted - Can You Help ?

Phil Laxton has acquired the part built Bismark offered on this site a week or so ago, but no plans came with the boat.

If any member can help with any plans of the Bismark, Phil is prepared to offer money to acquire some !!


New Blood

 New Blood Wanted !!

Andy Glen, our current Hon. Secretary, has informed the Committee that he wishes to step down from the Committee, owing to poor health.

In addition, the Committee would very much like to recruit new, and younger, members to its ranks, as many of the current members getting approaching their best before dates and may not be able to carry on much longer.

Any member who would like to consider Committee membership, and a share in the running and decision making of the club, especially a potential candidate for the position of Honorary Secretary, is invited to contact the Commodore, John Berry, in the first instance. John can be reached by telephone on 427 6269  or 07842 194626.

Dates for Your Diary

 Dates for Your Diary

Now that Club Nights have started again, we can begin to organise the program of Club Night events. So far, the following dates have been set - please take note:

Wednesday 10 November  7.30 p.m.

    Judging of Boats for the various model building competitions, including

    the Commodore's Challenge.

Wednesday 8 December   7.30 p.m.

   AGM and Prize Giving - Details to follow, as we may be restricted on

   numbers who can attend.

Monday 27 December   10.00 a.m.

    Frostbite Sail - with hot drinks, mince pies and [hopefully] soup.


Saturday, 18 September 2021

Transmitter - Lost and Found

 Transmitter - Lost and Found

A member - ? Colin ? - left a FlySky transmitter on the landing stage yesterday.

If it was you, or if you know who it was, it has been placed in the locked metal storage box on the landing stage.


Thursday, 16 September 2021

Calm Waters

On the Lake Today


IOMs and a couple of DF65s.


Photo by Neil Barton

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